Category Archives: Training

HOUSE-TRAINING YOUR GSP

    Housetraining Your GSP: Common Myths and Misconceptions   Indoor accidents are an inevitable part of raising a puppy or rescuing a dog.  I am currently going through this with my own puppy, and it is not fun.  But … Continue reading

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10 TOP ITEMS YOU NEED FOR A PUPPY

  TEN TOP ITEMS YOU NEED BEFORE YOU BRING HOME YOUR NEW PUPPY   There are necessary items that you must have at home before you bring home a puppy or a new adult dog for that matter.  Life would … Continue reading

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MEALTIME FUN

Mealtime Fun How did your feed your dog today?  If your GSP is anything like my Chase, he practically inhales his food at mealtime as though he is starving, then a short time later is begging for more.  What a … Continue reading

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GSP- CHASE GETS A NEW SISTER

Chase Gets a Sister! Sorry I missed posting last month, and I am late this month. I am once again a new mom. No, not to a human baby, but to a 14 week old puppy named Minnie that I … Continue reading

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CHASE AND THE MAGIC BULLET

CHASE AND THE MAGIC BULLET When it comes to training, many of us think about teaching our dogs to obey by rewarding good behavior.  But there is another, more primal form of learning called classical conditioning.  Classical conditioning occurs when … Continue reading

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DOG TRAINING- CORRECTIONS, REPRIMANDS, AND PUNISHMENTS

                    Corrections, Reprimands and Punishment What is Punishment? The psychological definition of punishment is an unpleasant event that follows a behavior which results in decreasing that behavior in the future. If the … Continue reading

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Dogs – STUPID, STUBBORN OR SMART?

  Dogs – Stupid, Stubborn, or Smart? This month’s post isn’t about any specific training advice.   Rather, it is a musing on something that I hear from just about every dog owner that I talk to.  Many are quick to tell … Continue reading

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Nail Trimming Doesn’t Have To Be A Battle

by Naomi Heck, M.Ed., CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA Nail Trimming – It Doesn’t Have to Be a Battle Most dog owners I meet dislike or even refuse to trim their dogs’ toenails, and I don’t blame them.  Unless the dog has been … Continue reading

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MOST USEFUL DOG TRICK

THE MOST USEFUL DOG TRICK Last month I wrote about indoor activities that my dog and I enjoy doing together.  Several snowstorms have kept us housebound this month, so I had plenty of time to teach Chase to go to … Continue reading

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BAD WEATHER BLUES

Bad Weather Blues It’s the second week in January.  We had a record subzero cold snap a few days ago and it snowed last night.  The slick sheet of ice on my driveway was hidden under a blanket of fluffy snow, … Continue reading

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